Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Sound Engineering Department

SOUND ENGINEERING - Film and TV Sound Engineering, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2020-05-01 to 2020-06-20 23:59:00

Language

Polish

Description

The Department of Sound Engineering offers education for sound engineers at two-cycle intramural studies.

Second cycle (MA) studies tasts 2 years (4 semesters). Candidates select one of three Specialties: Music Production, Sound Engineering in Film and TV, or Sound Engineering in the Multimedia. Candidates may apply for more than one Specialties but they must indicate a preferred Specialty.

The Specialty of Music Production develops music recording–making skills, both “live” ones and studio recordings (of classical, jazz and the so-called “light” music). The Specialty of Sound Engineering in Film and TV develops film sound-creating skills of. The “Multimedia” Specialty develops the skills of sound-creating for audiovisual forms and the so-called “sound design” (generally understood sound creation). The education is complemented with the knowledge of humanities, mainly from the fields of aesthetics of art, music, film and recording.

This stage ends with an MA examination, which consists of a presentation of artistic work relevant for the Specialty and a written MA thesis.

Candidates for second cycle studies, Specialties: Sound Engineering in Film and TV and Music Production, have an option to choose the extension of curriculum as part of which it is widened with multimedia subjects completed on the basis of separately constructed curricula. Candidates are qualified for the extension based on their submitted declarations.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.

Tests

  • interview (online)
  • knowledge and skills test from the material of first cycle studies (online)

Scope of material

  • interview in sound engineering in film and TV (organised in a form of a video conference connection by the FCUM), during which candidates’ original works (films with their sound( sent earlier will be discussed.
    Film works
    (two) should be should be sent by candidates to the given address of the server* until 20 June 2020 as audio stereo or LCR files with synchronous video files in the Quicktime with codec DNxHD or in the MP4 format and additionally both final Pro Tools sessions without audio and video dvPAL files. One of the presented works must include a fragment (about 5 minutes) of a feature film with dialogues (the film does not have to but can contain a sound layer based on postsynchrones: both dialogues and effects).
  • knowledge and skills test from the material of first cycle studies for the Major of Sound Engineering (organised in a form of a video conference connection by the FCUM on the day preceding major tests)only for candidates without a diploma obtained at this Major at the FCUM or Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz; positive result of the test will be the basis for being  admitted to the interview.

* Information about downloading and uploading files on the Department’s server:

After the closing of the list of candidates for MA studies, there will be access accounts on the server prepared for each candidate, where they will place their materials. In the disc share MGR_WSTEPNE of the server, name folders for candidates for MA studies will be prepared. In their name catalogue, candidates shall be obliged to create separate folders: FILM, PHONOGRAPHY, MULTIMEDIA (for selected specialties a candidate intends to apply for) and submit relevant materials in them.

Date of exams

01.07.2020 - 06.07.2020 (on-line)

Additional information

Candidates for second cycle studies, Specialties: Sound Engineering in Film and TV and Music Production, have an option to choose the extension of curriculum as part of which it is widened with multimedia subjects completed on the basis of separately constructed curricula (schedules). Candidates are qualified for the extension based on their submitted declarations

Multimedia subjects in the academic year 2020/2021

From the academic year 2018/2019 the previously developed programme and organisation of the extension of studies with multimedia subjects as part of the Inter-University Multimedia Specialty has been changed. The changes are aimed at the necessary updating and adjustment of content and forms of education to students’ needs and University’s capacities.

The option for new participants offers two possibilities: selecting specially prepared package of subjects or using general university catalogue of optional subjects:

  1. Multimedia subjects package: “Promotion in the multimedia for performers” – for all FCUM students except students at the Department of Sound Engineering.
    The programme covers two years and is aimed at preparing students for the free use of modern audiovisual means and platforms of distribution of multimedia content in order to build a professional career.
  2. Selected subjects offered to sound engineering students are available in the general university catalogue of optional subjects for students of all majors.

Students are qualified for the extension with packages of multimedia subjects on the basis of their submitted declarations. Interested persons should contact the Inter-University Multimedia Specialty coordinator – prof. dr hab. Barbara Okoń-Makowska, by phone: 22/278 92 83 or by email: bomakowska@gmail.com

Interuniversity Multimedia Specialty was carried out by the Department of Sound Engineering, which was in the period of 2011-2013 co-financed by the Operating Programme “Human Capital” as part of the European Social Fund.